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Hullabalu releases Lightwell, a platform for creating interactive storytelling apps

Interactive storytelling startup Hullabalu has spent the last several years producing a series of apps for kids based around a group of characters it has developed. But after making multiple apps of its own, the company has decided to open up its creative tools to other interactive …

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What If the FBI Tried to Crack an Android Phone? We Attacked One to Find Out

What happens when one tries to crack into a locked Android phone?<p>The Justice Department has managed to unlock an iPhone 5c used by the gunman Syed Rizwan Farook, who with his wife killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California, last December. The high-profile case has pitted federal law enforcement …

Live Coding now lets you hire a developer and watch them work in real-time

Live Coding, which is like Twitch for developers, has added a service that allows viewers to actually hire someone they’ve been watching.<p>The aptly named “Hire a streamer” service works exactly as it sounds. Via the profile of a developer you’ve seen coding on the site, a ‘hire me’ button lets you …

Users Don't Understand Beta Software, Angry That Apps Don't Work

Originally, beta versions of iOS and Mac OS were only available to developers. This gave developers early access to new features and allowed them to test existing apps for compatibility. As a developer, this was a great opportunity as many apps can break when a new version of iOS is released. Apple …

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27 iOS open source libraries to skyrocket your development.

You don’t want to miss them. Really.<p>I love open source.<p>And I love the developers, who spend their valuable private time creating amazing things, …

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Coding by the Book: The 7 Books Every Software Developer Should Read

Just like programming trends and languages, programming books come and go. But these seven classics have stood the test of time. Some are newer than …

iOS Dev Tools - The Greatest iOS Development Tools

If you have any suggestions for tools that you would like to see added to the list, please let me know by email, Twitter or Facebook.<p>Sponsorship<p>The …

20 Greatest Computer Programmers Of All Time - RankRed

[Estimated read time: 12 minutes]<p>Computer is a very complex machine, yet people operate it without any technical skills. They just interact with …

10 Books Every Programmer Should Read

There is saying that if you learn from your mistakes, you will only going to learn few things, but if you learn from other's mistake, you can learn a …

Weekend Blowout Sale: Download $77 Worth Of iOS, Mac Apps For Free

Here’s a rundown of some of the best paid iOS and Mac apps that have gone free for a limited period for this weekend only. Head over the jump for the …

The Top 10 Wealthiest Video Game Billionaires In The World

FORBES’ latest cover story, for the FORBES Billionaires issue, is on Markus Persson, aka “Notch,” the creator of <i>Minecraft</i>, which was sold to Microsoft for a whopping $2.5 billion last year.<p>This propelled Persson to the FORBES Billionaire list, where he’s valued at $1.3 billion.<p>(For some …

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Doom maker’s weapon of choice for teaching coding? Apple IIc

When you’re one of the closest things the programming world has to a rock star, you might assume that — when the time comes to pass your godly coding powers onto the next generation — you’d hand your offspring a brand new iPad and a crash course in the likes of Swift: the insanely popular …

Programming Isn't Manual Labor, But It Still Sucks

<i>Peter Welch is a writer and programmer. He is the author of the book</i> And Then I Thought I Was a Fish <i>and the blog "Still Drinking"</i>.<p>Every friend I have …

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now (save $32!)

Following the eight awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps we shared with you on Monday — several of which are still free if you hurry — BGR has a great …

Bowery.io wants to set up your Web developer's work environment in 30 seconds

When Zachary Hamed took a break from school to be a Thiel Fellow, he and his partners created Bowery.io, a service for Web developers that more or less sounds like a miracle even our own tech team couldn’t believe.<p>Today, the startup is releasing the desktop app version of its product (previously …

Is The Chinese Game Industry Years Ahead Of The West?

<i>This is a guest post written by Jazy Zhang, the Chief Financial Officer of Giant Interactive Group.</i><p>People in the game industry often say that Chinese game companies are five years ahead of their western counterparts. While western game makers have traditionally led the way in terms of technology, …

Mac to the Future: 96% Off a Bundle of 8 OS X Apps

Do more with your Mac today, with these eight great apps from top developers in this fantastic bundle. For a fraction of their total value, you can:<p>Learn to play your favorite songs with Capo<br>• Edit your photos professionally in AfterShot Pro 2, a full-featured 64-bit photo processing suite<br>• Add …

Amazon Is Quietly Launching A Local Takeout Service To Rival Seamless And DeliveryHero

Amazon has been tipped to launch a local services marketplace this year to rival the likes of Thumbtack, Angie’s List and Yelp. Now one part of that effort looks like it’s about to go live: the company is now rolling out a food takeout service, a direct competitor to GrubHub, Seamless and …

Google’s New Web Starter Kit Is A Boilerplate For Multi-Screen Web Development

For a long time now, Google has offered developers a set of what it believes are best practices for modern web development. Today it is going beyond just providing this information by launching the Web Starter Kit, a boilerplate kit similar to HTML5 Boilerplate that includes templates and tooling …

Amazon Courts Fire Phone Developers With $15,000 In “Amazon Coins”

When Microsoft needed to convince developers to build mobile apps for its Windows Phone 8 platform, it took a familiar path: it offered them money to do so. Amazon, however, is going a different route – at least, for now. Instead of outright paying developers to update their apps to work with its …

How Messaging Apps Are Changing the Way Businesses Connect With Customers

"Both WhatsApp and Secret represent the ascendency of the phone book over the friend graph. It's back to the future." -- Tweet by David Sachs, Founder/CEO of Yammer<p>The modern era in many ways has been defined by the one to many movement, ushered in by radio, broadcast television, and then finally …

A New Weapon In Upworthy's Unlikely War On Clickbait

Getting readers to click on headlines and share articles is what Upworthy does better than almost any other website in existence. That’s the talent that allowed it to become one of the fastest-growing media start-ups ever, with more than 10 million unique visitors in June, according to comScore.<p>But …

A Tale Of Two Patents: Why Facebook Can’t Clone Snapchat

Facebook released Slingshot, its second attempt at an impermanent sharing app, last Tuesday. The app borrows heavily, in concept and features, from Snapchat, as well as smaller startups like Frontback and Look.<p>Slingshot and Facebook Messenger feature the same photo and video recording interface–a …